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Old 10-08-2011, 08:27 PM   #4891
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Bearings , oil seal

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does anyone know of a good online sight where i can order all the bearings and oil seals for my 88 xl600 motor.not living in america means us poor europeans cant get the parts we need .really apprecate any help you lot can give.
You can also go to a bearing's dealer, the big brand like SKF provide almost all the bearing needed to rebuild completely a XL600 engine, same thing for the Oil seal, there's just a few items that you will have to order from Honda, prepare your wallet though...
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:41 PM   #4892
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i gotta ask..whats a full rebuild run in "parts" only ie gaskets bearings and seals..assuming everything else is good..just curious
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:56 PM   #4893
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According to Ebay, complete gasket sets anywhere from $60-$120
Caveat Emptor, on these I think
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:48 AM   #4894
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yeah lol thats kinda what i figured on the gasket sets of the bag......course really aside from the head gasket i dont see anything you really "need" a gasket for that GOOD sealent wouldnt work just as good or better...or has been my luck on smaller engines for ages...really i think seals rings bearings are the real wallet killers but a set who where how much
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:56 AM   #4895
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Don't forget to get a price from Honda. I once had to replace the harmonic balancer on my in-laws car, got a few prices from well-known aftermarket places, also got a price from OEM and surprise, surprise OEM was cheapest by a long way.

Not saying that this is usually the case, but pays to check, 'cause you never know......

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Old 10-09-2011, 09:23 AM   #4896
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oh totaly..tho everything "dealer" based seems to be crazily marked up unless its a very very very common item
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:31 AM   #4897
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I was out riding yesterday blowing the dust out of the XL600.

I am not exaggerating. The fork brace is amazing. Honda should have thrown on a fork brace and an oil cooler from the factory.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:06 PM   #4898
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course really aside from the head gasket i dont see anything you really "need" a gasket for that GOOD sealent wouldnt work just as good or better.
The head cover gasket also needs to be a metal shim-type like the stocker. Sealers are also not generally recommended except in very, very conservative amounts.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:41 AM   #4899
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According to Ebay, complete gasket sets anywhere from $60-$120
Caveat Emptor, on these I think
I bought one of those eBay kits. It wasn't a Vesrah brand, but had the same Vesrah part number. The base gasket failed on my bike about 50 miles after the rebuild. Other than that, all the others have held up for 2,000 miles and counting.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:17 AM   #4900
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Pissed Honda spare parts policy

What really piss me off in general with Honda, it's their policy with the spare parts, the XL600's are around 25 years old, and a lot of spare parts are not manufactured anymore, meaning, how many person had to suffer from not finding the spare parts they were looking for, this is a real disgrace, The RFVC engine had an obvious problem of reliability, particularly the camshaft lubrication, and now the camshaft are not available anymore...this is really unfair...they should relaunch the production for these really rare and fragile parts...

I'm sure we could gather hundreds of signature to protest about the lack of respect toward loyal customers...
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:44 AM   #4901
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Honda wants everyone to move over to the XR650L.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:19 PM   #4902
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The xr650l is not available here anymore either.
The only option is the crf series. As far as I know.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:56 PM   #4903
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I took my daughter to Ocotillo Wells OHV area today. I rode the 1983 XL600R and she was on her XR50. We rode 40 miles, 20 of them on the sand wash roads. The 'ol XL is still great for this kind of thing. It's happy putting along at 10-20 MPH or ripping it up on the trails.






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Old 10-10-2011, 10:08 PM   #4904
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at first glance that first shot reminds me of when i was little.....till i notice its not a Z50,,,cause the 600 still looks alot like the canam of the day
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:10 PM   #4905
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does anyone know of a good online sight where i can order all the bearings and oil seals for my 88 xl600 motor.not living in america means us poor europeans cant get the parts we need .really apprecate any help you lot can give.
Check alltec-classics for parts,xl600.de for info
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